Let's just say this girl knows how to party
But then again, it takes one to know one!
So from the lows of the first anniversary of the fire, I was determined to make it a birthday to remember (and it was!)
Miss HH started the day by giving me this magnificent card and present
"Guess how much I love you" is our all time favourite mother/daughter book - Then Assistant HH breezes in with these crowd pleasers
And the crowd was suitably pleased!
I was determined to re-open the kitchen, dining room and ballroom to mark the occasion of my birthday - and we did
I am loving the white fresh approach of the new kitchen at HH
The dining room was readied for the ladies to lunch
And the ballroom was given a makeover by HH's Director of All things eventful (spot him amongst this group of partying girls)
He even sourced this gorgeous entry chair for me
Of course there were several girls who attended who were of the partying kind on my birthday - Fleur Fabulous Friend was intent on starting the day with a sabre or two.
These 2 young attendees were much more sensible
I love this photo of my boys
And I am not sure if you recall, but for Christmas my boys gave me a magnum of champagne - which I vowed I would only drink with them on a special occasion
and I declared my birthday as that special occasion.
The landscapers moved in - on day 1 they were suitably entertained with all the festivities - I assured them this did not happen every day.
Look at this amazing book my friend S found - "The Haunted Tea Cosy " - She apologised in advance that the book was atrocicious - I agreed - but how thoughtful
I have made the book compulsory night time reading for that renegade Superstar Tea Cosy of HH
I felt quite the lady of the house on my special day
As night time fell we turned the lights on for the first time
I figured if there was one day in the year I would get away with a photo on the earth moving equipment - it was today. So off we went! Thank goodness Project Manager HH did not see us!
This was me last year on my birthday - the day after the fire - I was pretty sad but Miss HH tried to make it a nice day
This year was much more colourful
There were lots of fun instagram moments captured
This is my favourite photo of the day
The day after my birthday the arsonist was sentenced
Carpenter HH Pete has been with me since Day 1, through the fire, through all the insurance, through the last two birthdays